Kym Anderson is professor of economics and associate dean (research) in the School of Economics, and foundation executive director of the Centre for International Economic Studies, at the University of Adelaide. He has been a research fellow of Europe's London-based Centre for Economic Policy Research since 1992, and a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia since 1994.
Patricia Apps is professor of public economics in the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, adjunct professor, Faculty of Business, University of Technology, Sydney, and research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA), Bonn, and the Economics Program, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. Her research focuses on taxation and welfare policy, and she specialises in modelling household decisions on labour supply, saving behaviour and fertility. She is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.
Scott Baum is an Australian Research Council research fellow in the Centre for Research into Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures at the University of Queensland.Trained in sociology and economics, his research interests are in the socioeconomic aspects of urban and regional transformation, including distributional equity, housing and global city functions. He holds a PhD in sociology from Flinders University of South Australia.
Janeen Baxter is associate professor in sociology in the School of Social Science, University of Queensland. She has published extensively in the area of gender inequality in paid and unpaid work. She is involved in a longitudinal study of household organisation and labour-force involvement over the life course, and is writing a monograph on this project (with Edith Gray, Australian National University), examining the effect of marriage on various social outcomes for men and women.
Peter Beilharz is professor of sociology and director of the Thesis Eleven Centre for Critical Theory at La Trobe University. He co-founded the journal Thesis Eleven in 1980. He was professor of Australian studies at Harvard University, 1999–2000, and has been a visitor at Amsterdam, Tokyo, São Paolo, Mexico City, Canberra, Chapel Hill and Manila. He is author or editor of sixteen books, including Labour's Utopias, Transforming Labor, Postmodern Socialism, Imagining the Antipodes and Zygmunt Bauman – Dialectic of Modernity.
Stephen Bell is associate professor in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland. His research interests focus on business politics, political economy and the politics of economic policy. He has published widely in leading Australian and international journals and is the author or editor of six books.